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Batcave Report
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008

BAT VIEWING CAN BE ADDICTIVE!! Yes, there have been many this season who have returned with friends and family in tow! Others who have come for the first time quickly let us know that they WILL return. I say BRAVO!!

Dont forget that September 20th is early morning return viewing and is open to the public. I am not sure what we will be in line for, because last week we were up at 6:30 a.m. and there were only about a thousand or so bats coming in after that time. They may have returned much earlier because later that night there were still quite a large number of bats emerging from the cave. The numbers certainly are not like they were two weeks ago, but are still significant.

Current emergence time for the bats is between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. Remember your flashlights and sturdy walking shoes. The emergence usually is about 20-30 minutes long. It is still a sight that will get the blood pumping!

We have had many requests for the time and date that the Discovery film that was done at the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve will be aired. I was told it would be this fall and will let you know when I get the specifics. Thanks for being so eager. I know that it will be tremendous.

We are looking for a few good volunteers for the first Saturday in October for end of the season clean up. We will start early and work throughout the day. You may join us at any time. Whomever would care to join us, please call me at 325-347-5970.

Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to make a memory by visiting us at the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve which is open Thursday-Sunday from 6-9 p.m. unless there is bad weather brewing!

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